Palestinian Islamic Jihad leader Ziad Nakhaleh.Photo: YouTube
Ziad Nakhaleh said in a televised speech Sunday night that the captives will not be released until all Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails are set free.
He added that the group has more than 30 prisoners.
The Palestinian Islamic Jihad group took part in the operation that Hamas carried out Saturday in which hundreds of Israelis were killed.
“The prisoners that are being held are in the tens and I can say that they are much more than that,” said Nakhaleh, who usually lives in Beirut.
Nakhaleh added that Israel should acknowledge defeat.